The Rudolf Augstein Foundation is a non-profit and independent foundation under civil law. We commemorate one of the most important German journalists of the 20th century; through our foundation’s work, the concerns that motivated our namesake and thought leader Rudolf Augstein can continue to be addressed into the future.
We do this by encouraging critical and independent journalism, improving the starting and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people, and enabling artistic experiments.
The Bureau Local (UK) is the world’s first network for collaborative local journalism. It now comprises over 1,000 members, has won multiple awards is considered a prototype. The Rudolf Augstein Foundation has financed the production of a guideline so that the concept can be imitated by as many others as possible. This guide has now been published and presents the most important findings since the foundation.